Is Twitter down? Reports of outages in Europe and US

UPDATE: The problems seem to have dissipated almost as soon as they arrived. Normal service has been resumed across the Twitterverse.

Original mini report below…

Twitter users are reporting outages in scattered parts of Europe and the United States in Thursday night.

The Down Detector website is showing problems on the west coast of the US, as well as less concentrated reports across the UK and parts of Europe.

Twitter is yet to comment on any outage, so it could just be downtime for scheduled maintenance.

The Down Detector map is currently shifting rapidly, so we’ll keep you posted if the situation worsens or Twitter posts an official update.

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